When a foundation claims to last for 25 hours and numerous beauty bloggers swear by it, you have to try it out, right? The fact that the said foundation is created by one of my favorite drugstore brands, Rimmel, was another factor that encouraged me to buy this tube that comes with the promise of flawless skin. So, did the Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finish Foundation live up to my expectations? Read on to find out!
I purchased this foundation online, which means that selecting the shade was quite a task. My basic strategy is to go for a darker than medium shade, especially if it is a foundation by an international brand. The shade I went for was 301 Warm Honey, which is a peach toned beige that matches the shade of my skin quite perfectly. Unfortunately though, the foundation tends to turn lighter on my skin with time and gives the appearance of a white cast within a few hours. This was quite a bummer for me because I really loved the texture and coverage of the foundation, perhaps I need to try another shade from the range to form a more solid opinion on the “whitening” phenomenon.
Texturewise, the foundation is quite impressive, it has a liquid consistency but still manages to provide almost full coverage on the skin! This is the reason that I love this foundation so much, it covers all blemishes and gives the appearance of perfect skin without looking cakey. I haven’t really tested the 25-hour claim but I can confirm that it does stay put on the skin for 12 hours without getting shiny or patchy. I would say that the finish is a natural matte that should work with most skin types.
The foundation comes in a 30ml tube, which is priced at INR 600 in India. I was afraid at first that the tube will make the product go everywhere but it is not as messy as I had feared. In fact, it does dispense the right amount of product with a gentle squeeze. To be honest, INR 600 is a price that I would happily pay for a full coverage, long lasting foundation like this one. If only the white cast issue had not existed, this would have been the perfect foundation for me! I encourage all of you to try out this product but do go to a store and swatch the shades to make sure that the foundation does not change color on your skin. If you find the right shade in this range, you will never reach for another foundation!
I hope that this review was helpful, you can buy the Rimmel 25 Hour Lasting Finish Foundation in the shade 301 Warm Honey here.
I lifted my self-imposed shopping ban for a day to purchase the Sugar Smudge Me Not Liquid Lipstick in the shade Rust Lust. I have been obsessed with terracotta reds for some time now and the amazing swatches and reviews of other bloggers were so tempting that I had to buy this lipstick. Trust me, every penny I spent on this awesome product was completely worth it!
This product is the true definition of a liquid lipstick. The formula dries completely matte on the lips and does not smudge or budge at all! You have only a few seconds to work with this product before it clings to your lips in a stubborn manner. Also, the pigmentation is superb and you only need a tiny drop to provide opaque color to your lips.
Red liquid lipsticks are the most tricky to apply, but the teeny tiny wand picks up the perfect amount of product and allows precise application. The color is a brick red with a slight tinge of orange. It looks like a true red in white light though. It is the perfect shade of red for the summer months.
Here is a swatch of the product on my hand after I vigorously tried to rub it off just a few seconds after application. It does not budge at all! On my lips, it stays intact all day long and does not transfer even slightly. Always remember to scrub and hydrate your lips before using this lip color because it clings to every crease. It felt a bit uncomfortable while it was drying but once fully dry I found it surprisingly comfortable to wear. It is completely waterproof and I rely on coconut oil to remove it easily.
This is a revolutionary lip product in my opinion. How Sugar is able to provide such impeccable quality at a super affordable price of INR 499 is a mystery to me! I am dying to purchase all the colors from this range. If only I could justify spending any more money on lip products!
Buy this awesome liquid lipstick here. Sugar Cosmetics are also offering some great deals on their website so do have a look at their online store.
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A couple of you commented on my Valentine’s Day makeup post that you really liked the lip color, so I decided to write a dedicated post about it. I was wearing the Revlon Colorburst Matte Balm in the shade 225 Sultry, a perfect pink for Valentine’s Day.
I have already reviewed another shade from this range in a previous post but this particular shade looks much more flattering on a wider range of skin tones. Sultry has the minty smell and tingling sensation that is characteristic of this range but is more creamy and forgiving than the shade Elusive.
The color is a deep, dusty pink that is an almost nude pink for my skin tone. The fact that the formula lasts for at least 6 hours on the lips makes it ideal for when you are out and about. It is perfect for both work and play and pairs well with a wide selection of outfits. Bear in mind that this is a matte formula that demands moisturized and scrubbed lips to work its magic.
I must say that the folks at Revlon know how to get their lip products right. There is not one lip product from the brand that has disappointed me yet.
Grab this lip crayon for INR 950 to recreate this romantic look for Valentine’s Day. It is a must have color for the upcoming spring and summer months!